Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Karambolage (Smash-up)

Lens Culture... Karambolage (Smash-up) - photographs by Arnold Odermatt. "...Unlike the photographs of, say, Weegee or Mell Kilpatrick, in which stoic cops and horrified bystanders are pictured dealing in different ways with the reality of sudden injury or death, Odermatt empties the image of everything but the forlorn wreck and the landscape in which it came to rest: a crumpled car floats in a glassy lake beneath the Alps; a couple of abandoned shells tenderly touch bumpers on a charming wintry lane; an upturned VW Beetle reclines on the edges of a still river."


Post a Comment

<< Home